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Audi A7 Sportback (2011 - )

Last updated 20 October 2016


What's good

Spacious and luxurious interior.

A rarity on the roads so ensures exclusivity.

3.0 BiTDI engine with 313PS is immense.

Black Edition models available.

What to watch out for

Multitronic CVT in lower powered 3.0 TDI is relaxed but not very responsive.

3-1-2014: Problems with an Audi A7 Sportback over the first 8 months: At 400 miles the boot lock failed, then failed again at 1,700 miles after being replaced. Key then failed and wouldn't unlock or lock and car wouldn't start the car as all electrics went on shutdown. Car recovered to Stoke Audi. Subsequently steering 'froze' resulting in wheel damage. Stoke Audi found no problem. Then steering 'froze' again resulting in £5000 of damage to wheels and suspension. Again, Stoke Audi found no reason for this.

7-3-2015: Transmission of 2011 A7 Sportsback giving trouble. Gear changes not normal from third gear. Slams hard when re-accelerating in a traffic queue. Audi diagnosed need for new ECU, new Mechatronics and clutch pack.

12-4-2016: Report of panoramic sunroof of Audi A7 shattering. Cost £6,000 to replace. Owner lost £500 excess on his insurance. Thinks it's due to the fact the car is fitted with 21-inch wheels and a shock from hitting a pothole or road hump shattered the roof.

17-6-2016: S tronic transmission of Audi A7 failed. Car had been bought from a BMW dealer 7 months previously and dealer had replaced the transmission fluid with the wrong fluid, leading to the failure of the transmission. Audi dealer asking £10k to replace the transmission.

1-8-2016: Report of failure of S tronic transmission of 2010/60 reg Audi A7 quattro, purchased as an Approve Used Audi on 2-8-2014. SG60LSZ was initially taken into Audi Finchley Service Centre on 25 November 2015, following an amber warning light on the vehicle’s information display, which confirmed that there was a “gearbox malfunction, you may continue driving”. Investigation revealed that the main engine wiring loom, regulating valve and mechatronics should be replaced. It later transpired that contrary to the Audi service schedule the transmission fluid and filter had never been replaced and that this directly led to the failure of the transmission. After a long negotiation with the dealer, the invoice cost for repairs of £4,863.64 was reduced to £1,000, but owner still feels aggrieved.

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